RATINGS CHANGES

Akorn (AKRX - Get Report) was upgraded to buy from neutral at Nomura Securities. $46 price target. The stock is down 60% since April, but the company has multiple catalysts going forward, Nomura said.

Boot Barn (BOOT - Get Report) was initiated as a sell by TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: BOOT.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide  (CHRW - Get Report) was downgraded to underperform from neutral at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $66 price target. Industry margins are shrinking and demand remains tepid, analysts said.

Chevron (CVX - Get Report) was upgraded to buy at Citigroup. $110 price target. The company offers an attractive free-cash flow yield, Citigroup said.

Fidelity National Information Services (FIS - Get Report) was upgraded to overweight at JPMorgan. $78 price target. The SunGard deal should have significant synergies, JPMorgan said.

Johnson Controls (JCI - Get Report) was downgraded to market perform at William Blair. $52 price target. The company is spending more to invest in future growth, William Blair said.

KLX (KLXI) was upgraded to sector perform from underperform at RBC Capital Markets. $34 price target. Management is cutting costs and buying back stock, RBC said.

Knight Transportation (KNX - Get Report) was downgraded to neutral from buy at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch. $28 price target. The industry is facing higher driver costs, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch said.

The Children's Place (PLCE - Get Report) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: PLCE.

Williams Companies (WMB - Get Report) was downgraded to hold at TheStreet Ratings. You can view the full analysis from the report here: WMB.

 

 

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